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Loire Valley - Montresor


Montresor village skyline with the church taking centre stage


The beautiful village of Montrésor is located in the department of Indre-et-Loire, 1 hour southeast of Tours and 17km east of the medieval town of Loches.


Montrésor is listed as one of the 'Most beautiful villages in France', it is indeed a very pretty place - these awards are given to villages in France (151 at the last count) that share the same passion and ambition to promote and recognize the quality of their heritage, history, culture and their desire to conserve their individuality and authenticity.


the beautiful village of Montresor in the Loire Valley


Down on the river Indrois  you will find the old water mill and the lavoir. In the lower town the market place has its ancient timbered 'Halle aux Grains'.



It also has some very pretty little half-timbered houses spread along the Indrois River.The area is ideal for walking and exploring and full of pleasant surprises.



The delightful Chateau de  Montresor  sits on its prominent position overlooking the village while the in the heart of the upper village, there is what seems an overly grand church dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Built between 1519 & 1541 in the Gothic style but with a Renaissance portal. The college at the bottom of the nave, founded by Imbert de Bastarnay houses his tomb, it has three magnificent white marble effigies. Inside there is a 17th century painting 'the Annunciation by Philippe de Champaigne.


Take a walk around the village of Montresor in Pictures







Directions and time to Montresor



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"Author - Jim Craig